Faulty Wheelchair Lifts Prompt RV Recall from Winnebago
Wheelchair lifts that are prone to falling out of place is leading to a recall from a recreational vehicle manufacturer.
Winnebago Industries, Inc. is recalling one model year 2008 Aspect, one model year 2010 Vista and one model year 2012 Vista recreational vehicle, each equipped with wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon. The affected lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position.
If the bearings move out of position, the stowed platform may have excessive movement resulting in failure of the platform mounting. This failure could cause the wheel chair lift platform to fall out of the vehicle when the doors are opened, increasing the risk of injury for the lift operator.
Winnebago will notify owners to contact Ricon and dealers can inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. The platform will be inspected for cracks. Any damaged parts will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on November 17, 2015.
Owners with questions about the recall can contact Ricon customer service at (800) 322-2884.